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June 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm

Free – $10

This is your chance to get legal and insurance advice directly from experts who specialize in providing these services to the entertainment industry. Get detailed information about what’s changed since the global pandemic. Learn how to protect yourself as both employer and employee!

Bring your questions for Justine Avera of ABI Insurance and three of Portland’s best lawyers from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP—Bob Wyman, Christie Totten, and Chris Weathers.

Admission: Free for OMPA Pro & Student members; $10 for Basic & Non-members. Join today and pay what you can.

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Justine Avera, ABI Insurance

Justine is a Commercial Lines Producer with over 25 years’ experience specializing in Film, Arts and Entertainment insurance, and Intellectual Property insurance. She is an artist and photographer living in SE Portland, and ran a commercial photography business from 2008-2016. As a small business owner herself, she understands the need to create solutions uniquely tailored to each client. She has served on non-profit boards and is committed to sustainability and community development. In 2018, she began work on her very first documentary project chronicling her family’s journey resisting the rise of Nazi Germany and surviving the bombing of Dresden.

Bob Wyman, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Bob has been practicing transactional entertainment law for more than 30 years and has overseen all aspects of motion picture and television development, production, financing, and distribution. He has represented many of the major motion picture production studios as well as dozens of production companies that have produced for all the major studios, television networks and major streaming services, in both scripted and non-scripted productions. His practice recently expanded to include video game financing, development and publishing. Bob often works as an expert witness in litigation matters concerning entertainment industry customs and practices.

Christie Totten, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Christie defends employers against claims of retaliation, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. Christie has helped employers of all sizes obtain dismissals of agency charges and lawsuits. In her counseling practice, Christie advises clients on a wide range of matters including terminations, disability accommodations, employment and severance agreements, and workplace policies. She regularly helps companies comply with the Oregon pay equity, sick leave, and manufacturing overtime laws. Christie’s clients span many industries, with particular focus in healthcare, technology, and agriculture/wine.

Chris Weathers, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Chris works strategically and efficiently to provide clients with first-class media, entertainment and other content-related legal services. For many clients Chris acts as point person for their day-to-day development and production legal needs. Clients enjoy knowing that his advice and work product is the result of DWT’s collective deep industry knowledge and experience and ever-changing knowledge of current industry terms and trends. Chris services audio, audio-visual, performance art, video game, esports, and print and digital media productions and platforms for major industry players and independent producers.

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